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The New Atlantis and the City of the Sun: Two Classic Utopias

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Two authors from The Age of Reason and Enlightenment, in keeping with the spirit of their times, envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Tomasso Campanella, a Calabrian monk, published The City of the Sun in 1623, and Francis Bacon's The New Atlantis appeared in 1627. Campanella was a student of logic and physics who formulated the first scientifically based socialistic system — one that furnished a model for subsequent ideal communities. Bacon focused on politics and philosophy, emphasizing the duty of the state toward science. Despite the authors' differences in setting and treatment, each of these 17th-century classics mirrors the period's prevailing thought, reflecting the idealism of an age and its revolutionary trends in philosophy.

Book News Annotation:

Francis Bacon's The New Atlantis, published in 1627, and Campanella's The City of the Sun, which appeared four years earlier, are two of the many utopian schemes that proliferated in the 17th century. Bacon's is more of sketch, outlining the role the state should play in promoting science, while ignoring the ways such could be achieve, while the Calabrian monk Campanella pays more attention to the moral and philosophical basis upon which the social order should be premised. A brief introduction is included, taken (in abridged form) from the 1901 Tudor Publishing Co. text that contained these utopias, as well as Rousseau's Social Contract and More's Utopia Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Campanella was a student of logic and physics; Bacon focused on politics and philosophy — but despite their authors' differences, each of these meditations on the ideal society reflects the spirit and substance of 17th-century philosophy.

Synopsis:

Two authors from The Age of Reason and Enlightenment envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Campanella was a student of logic and physics while Bacon focused on politics and philosophy. Despite the authors' differences in setting and treatment, each of these 17th-century classics reflect the idealism of an age.

Synopsis:

Two authors from the Age of Reason and Enlightenment, in keeping with the spirit of their times, envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Tomasso Campanella, a Calabrian monk, published"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486430829
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Campanella, Tomasso
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Subject:
Continental european
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9. Heft
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
1200x3800

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Campanella was a student of logic and physics; Bacon focused on politics and philosophy — but despite their authors' differences, each of these meditations on the ideal society reflects the spirit and substance of 17th-century philosophy.

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Two authors from The Age of Reason and Enlightenment envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Campanella was a student of logic and physics while Bacon focused on politics and philosophy. Despite the authors' differences in setting and treatment, each of these 17th-century classics reflect the idealism of an age.
"Synopsis" by , Two authors from the Age of Reason and Enlightenment, in keeping with the spirit of their times, envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Tomasso Campanella, a Calabrian monk, published"
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